Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Russell Porter, Texas A & M, Central Texas Feb 09, 2023
Forge Research Park at Texas A & M, Central Texas

Dr. Russell Porter is the Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Innovation at Texas A and M University, Central Texas.The Forge Research Park will provide a place where A&M Central Texas faculty, staff, and students, as well as Fort Hood researchers like Operational Test Command, can attract relevant industries to the Central Texas area to collaborate on research with them.

Tanika Driver-Moultrie, NAACP President Feb 16, 2023
NAACP Killeen Branch #6189

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in February 1909. Killeen Branch #6189 was established in July 1970. Pleasse join us in welcoming current President Tanika Driver-Moutrie as this week's speaker. Tanika will provide an overview of the organization, including progress and goals. 

Angela Martin, Texas Heritage & Railroad Museum Feb 23, 2023
Museum and Quanah Parker Exhibit

Angela Martin is Curator of the Texas Heritage and Railroad Museum located in Temple, Texas. She will provide an overview of the museum and share information about their current exhibit featuring Quanah Parker. Those of you who studied Texas History in the seventh grade may remember studying about Mr. Parker and that Quanah, Texas is the county seat of Hardeman County.

Quanah Parker was was a war leader of the Kwahadi ("Antelope") band of the Comanche Nation. He was likely born into the Nokoni band of Tabby-nocca and grew up among the Kwahadis, the son of Kwahadi Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, an Anglo-American who had been abducted as a nine-year-old child and assimilated into the Nokoni tribe.Quanah Parker was never elected chief by his people but was appointed by the federal government as principal chief of the entire Comanche Nation. He became a primary emissary of southwest indigenous Americans to the United States legislature. In civilian life, he gained wealth as a rancher, settling near Cache, Oklahoma.